M Sillifant and Sons

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M Sillifant and Sons, Devon, funeral director in Devon M Sillifant and Sons, Devon, funeral director in Devon
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M. Sillifant & Sons funeral directors has been providing the bereaved with expert help and advice for over a century, operating in Exeter and the surrounding areas.

Latest Verified Reviews

Karen Hutchins 11th May 2019

At every stage we were well looked after and cared for by Sillifants. When we made our initial enquiry by phone the lady we spoke to was helpful without being pushy - another FD we contacted talked as if we had already decided to go with them which was off putting. We felt we were treated with professionalism and as individuals. Our requirements were agreed on with no fuss or bother and flexibility. Mark ensured that we met deadlines and that things moved along smoothly to ensure there was no rush as we moved towards the funeral date.

Catherine Lawrence 7th May 2019

The service provided by M Sillifant and Sons was excellent in every respect. The funeral for my dear mother was carried out  with great dignity and they were very helpful in arranging every aspect of the service. At such a difficult time, their calm, friendly, helpful and professional approach removes a huge burden. We also used them last year for my father’s funeral and I was very aware that they did not apply any pressure at all to use any more of their services than we wanted to. I would highly recommend them. 

Nigel Battersby 6th May 2019

We can’t fault Martin & Sarah in anyway. They were both outstanding throughout. Nothing was too much trouble & they were always there to answer questions, give advice etc. Everything on what was always going to be a difficult day ran seamlessly. We can’t thank Martin, Sarah & the team enough & have no hesitation recommending Sillifant to others.

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
19-20 Holloway Street
Exeter
Devon
EX2 4JD

About Us

Established in 1906, M. Sillifant & Sons is a family-run funeral directors with over a century of experience helping families after the death of a loved one. M. Sillifant & Sons is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) and the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF), so you can be sure they offer high quality service and expertise.

Martin Sillifant’s team of experienced and professional staff will guide you through every part of the funeral arrangements. They can help you choose from a range of traditional or alternative coffins, various transport options, and memorial ideas. They also offer help with repatriation to and from overseas.

The premises at M. Sillifant & Sons have two chapels of rest for you to view your loved one in peace, plus a service chapel, parking, and disabled facilities.

Whatever your religious requirements or personal wishes, M. Sillifant & Sons funeral directors can help you plan the ideal funeral for your loved one. Contact their offices in Exeter today to find out more.

Latest Obituaries

Betty SHEPARD

Oct 1928 - May 2020

Eric WEST

Aug 1947 - May 2020

Dougie BLAKE

Sep 1926 - May 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Karen Hutchins 11th May 2019

    At every stage we were well looked after and cared for by Sillifants. When we made our initial enquiry by phone the lady we spoke to was helpful without being pushy - another FD we contacted talked as if we had already decided to go with them which was off putting. We felt we were treated with professionalism and as individuals. Our requirements were agreed on with no fuss or bother and flexibility. Mark ensured that we met deadlines and that things moved along smoothly to ensure there was no rush as we moved towards the funeral date.

  • 5 Catherine Lawrence 7th May 2019

    The service provided by M Sillifant and Sons was excellent in every respect. The funeral for my dear mother was carried out  with great dignity and they were very helpful in arranging every aspect of the service. At such a difficult time, their calm, friendly, helpful and professional approach removes a huge burden. We also used them last year for my father’s funeral and I was very aware that they did not apply any pressure at all to use any more of their services than we wanted to. I would highly recommend them. 

  • 5 Nigel Battersby 6th May 2019

    We can’t fault Martin & Sarah in anyway. They were both outstanding throughout. Nothing was too much trouble & they were always there to answer questions, give advice etc. Everything on what was always going to be a difficult day ran seamlessly. We can’t thank Martin, Sarah & the team enough & have no hesitation recommending Sillifant to others.

  • 5 Christine Clark 29th Apr 2019

    I thought everyone I dealt with was professional and acted with kindness ( which is what you need at a time like that). I would certainly recommend them to anyone.

  • 5 Jenny Menboza 29th Apr 2019

    Compassionate attention to detail,  experienced and professional. A perfect day where the family came together to celebrate mums life. Thank you!

  • 5 Steven Rowland 23rd Apr 2019

    Mark from M Sillifant and Sons was incredibly helpful and considerate during a very difficult period and ensured that the service went off without a hitch. The family cant thank you enough for your support and kindness.

  • 5 Mike West 22nd Apr 2019

    Mark was very reassuring throughout a difficult process that we had never had to deal with before. He explained what would happen and how and when. We were relieved to have someone guide us through this process and offer sympathetic but constructive advice. It was reassuring that although this is a business that they quite clearly focused on ensuring that the family's wishes were taken care of and getting paid for the service they offer was not an immediate priority as it so often is. Thank you so much for your support through this process. Those that attended the actual service showed true professionalism and are an absolute credit to Sillifant and Sons

  • 5 Emma Thomson 16th Apr 2019

    Very understanding to what we wanted on the day and talked through everything to make sure mum had the perfect send off

  • 5 Heidi Lambert 27th Mar 2019

    Excellent service from start to finish. Martin and Sarah were caring and sympathetic to mum.and I

  • 5 Nicholas Muir 26th Mar 2019

    Thank you to appropriately attentive assistance. Efficient and nothing was a problem. Highly recommend for no fuss, no frills - just get on with it approach

  • 5 Richard GROSE 25th Mar 2019

    A first class service given by a dedicated locally owned, family run , funeral undertaker of many generations.

  • 5 Hilary Stookes 16th Mar 2019

    Many thanks to M Sillifant & Sons, particularly to Mark, for providing an excellent service at this difficult time.

  • 5 Richard Titball 16th Mar 2019

    Vary caring and gentle approach. They dealt with all of the various tasks associated with the funeral very efficiently

  • 5 Viki Fry 14th Mar 2019

    Amazing in every way. Made a very hard time, a little easier. Very professional and caring.

  • 5 Rosemary Passmore 10th Mar 2019

    I cannot fault the support and attention to detail that Martin Sillifant and his family gave me at such a difficult time. Nothing was too much trouble  and their help and advice was so appreciated.  Thank you Martin, Sarah and family. 

  • 5 Sally Crabtree 10th Mar 2019

    Excellent 

  • 5 Sara Thomas 10th Mar 2019

    Martin and staff. We will be forever grateful for everything you did for dad. Your service was excellent as was your care and compassion. You even designed us a special card for the flowers. Thank you again

  • 5 Trudi Stanley 19th Feb 2019

    Mark was lovely,we couldn't have wished for a better service from start to finish. So thank you again from all members of my family . Would highly recommend your services. Trudi Stanley

  • 5 Robert Parkins 16th Feb 2019

    The very first time I made contact with M. Silifant & Sons their professionalism and understanding was second to none. Everything that was discussed was taken on board and very understandably implemented. I personally would highly recommended M. Silifant & Sons as they did my late mother proud.

  • 5 Wendy Norton 16th Feb 2019

    The service was excellent from start to finish and i would recommend sillifants to take care of your funeral arrangements as they are very professional

  • 5 Shirley Gilbert 15th Feb 2019

    We were very pleased all family and friends said what a great service. They said what a good choice of song and good tribute to my dad.

  • 5 Chris Bolt 12th Feb 2019

    Martin and Mark did a great job, both before and during the funeral.

  • 5 Deborah Kingsley 5th Feb 2019

    M. Sillifants and Sons provided a wonderful service, extremely professional, helpful and compassionate. 

  • 5 Jeanette Pearson 3rd Feb 2019

    Excellent,  compassionate and personal service.  Thank you Martin and all of your  team.  

  • 5 Isabel Clifton 28th Jan 2019

    Very sensitive and professional thank you to Martin Sillfant particularly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

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Address
19-20 Holloway Street
Exeter
Devon
EX2 4JD

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Karen Hutchins 11th May 2019

At every stage we were well looked after and cared for by Sillifants. When we made our initial enquiry by phone the lady we spoke to was helpful without being pushy - another FD we contacted talked as if we had already decided to go with them which was off putting. We felt we were treated with professionalism and as individuals. Our requirements were agreed on with no fuss or bother and flexibility. Mark ensured that we met deadlines and that things moved along smoothly to ensure there was no rush as we moved towards the funeral date.

Catherine Lawrence 7th May 2019

The service provided by M Sillifant and Sons was excellent in every respect. The funeral for my dear mother was carried out  with great dignity and they were very helpful in arranging every aspect of the service. At such a difficult time, their calm, friendly, helpful and professional approach removes a huge burden. We also used them last year for my father’s funeral and I was very aware that they did not apply any pressure at all to use any more of their services than we wanted to. I would highly recommend them. 

Nigel Battersby 6th May 2019

We can’t fault Martin & Sarah in anyway. They were both outstanding throughout. Nothing was too much trouble & they were always there to answer questions, give advice etc. Everything on what was always going to be a difficult day ran seamlessly. We can’t thank Martin, Sarah & the team enough & have no hesitation recommending Sillifant to others.

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